16 May 2018
6:00 p.m.

Landscape Park
Duisburg Nord


Welcome to WestVisions - The premier event for the digital community in the west, at the crossroads between Technology, Business, Art and Society

Engage with the Future

Make. Anything. Possible.

The leading minds in the digital sector against a breathtaking backdrop, stimulating talks and exciting ideas, cool drinks, warm food and relaxed networking: WestVisions is the leading event for the digital community in the west, bridging the gap between technology, economics, art and society.

At the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord, one of the most extraordinary places in Germany and Europe, creative people, nerds, founders and other digital natives meet for an evening full of inspiration and new perspectives.

The fourth edition of WestVisions invites you to an exciting special event with the FabLabs of the University of Ruhr West and Rhine Waal. With some surprises in store, the FabLabs will provide WestVisions with some inspiring insights.

Get to know the other participants in an experimental context and test your creativity with the latest technologies. Become a shaper of the future yourself!

Meet, Learn & Get Inspired am 16.05.2018


Angela Oguntala

New Territory


Angela Oguntala is a director at Greyspace, a design and futures consultancy. She has led innovation projects and advised global organizations from education to healthcare to wealth management and various other spaces across culture and technology. Her clients range from small organizations to Fortune 500 companies. She was recently named a creative leader to watch by Kinfolk and featured as part of their best-selling book series The Kinfolk Entrepreneur.

Talk description

We are living in a world that often feels like new territory. Things around us seem to be changing faster and faster and along with such changes comes new realities to respond to: new politics, new technology, shifting consumer tastes and so on. This talk will focus on how to live and lead in such times, and will delve into how a futures thinking mindset plays a big part in doing so.

This talk will be in English.

Adriana Cabrera

Smart and Soft: open-source bio-inspired prototyping


Adriana Cabrera is scientific assistant in the FabLab Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, at the University of Applied Sciences Rhine Waal. She is leading the advanced training Fabricademy and Personal Fabrication for Care in Germany with other Fablabs worldwide. Originally from Colombia, she works in different areas of design & tangible interaction. Having a background in Industrial Design, she complemented her studies in MFA Media Art and Design at Bauhaus University Weimar and later MA Surface and Textile Design at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, focusing on material research. She is implementing a sustainable experimentation by exploring new bio inspired design, and the impact of today's prototyping.

Talk description

Art, design and technological developments are mostly based on the human body and the environment, nevertheless, prototyping processes are mainly oriented for manufacturing with hard materials and are hence not always suitable for special and individual applications. The emergent process of soft and smart prototyping has a hands-on approach, exploring the intelligence and beauty of more natural processes applied for different purposes such as lightweight and bio-materials, wearables, and soft robotics. Places like FabLabs, are interfacing the expertise, interdisciplinary, and tools for rethinking new ways of creating products and actuating from the local to the global community.

Phoenix Perry

What’s it like to make games with hardware?


Phoenix Perry creates physical games and user experiences. As an advocate for women in game development, she founded Code Liberation Foundation. In her role at Goldsmiths, University of London, she lecturers on Physical Computing and games and leads an MA in Independent Games and Experience Design.

Talk description

What’s it like to make games with hardware? How can we use our bodies in surprising and fun ways within interactive systems? Phoenix shares her experiences with electricity and play and talks about creating her most recent game, Bot Party which encourages people to hold hands in large groups.

This talk will be in English.

FabLab Playground

Die Hochschulen haben einiges im Gepäck: Drohnen, 3D Scan und Drucker, VR-Brillen und jede Menge Prototypen zum Anfassen und Ausprobieren.


18:00 Entry
Grab a drink and get to know other participants of WestVisions
19:00 Opening Show
by Seb-Lee Delisle
19:10 Angela Oguntala
"New Territory"
19:40 Adriana Carbrera
"Smart and Soft: open-source bio-inspired prototyping"
20:10 Phoenix Perry
"What's it like to make games with hardware?"
20:40 FabLab & Networking
We open the doors to the FabLab!
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Blower House complex in the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord

WestVisions takes place in the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord. A decommissioned steelworks, whose old industrial plants are now widely used. Experience a park landscape that is almost unique in the world, combining industrial culture, nature and fascinating light spectacle.

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Landscape Park Duisburg Nord
Emscherstraße 71
47137 Duisburg

Follow the signs at the main entrance! The park has a large public car park just opposite the main entrance.

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